What is Security Management Architecture?

Cybersecurity is an increasing concern for modern businesses. Companies are relying more and more on technology to handle their ongoing operations, from cloud-based productivity applications to data storage and analytics. A single security vulnerability in any of these applications could compromise their regulatory compliance, or worse, result in a data breach that could cost the company untold millions of dollars. Security management architecture is a system of strategies and technology products designed to comprehensively maintain the security of an organization across all of these apps and services.

What is Security Management Architecture

Why Is Security Management Architecture Important?

Security management architecture is a collection of strategies and tools meant to keep your organization secure. Without it, you’ll be entirely dependent on individual security settings and inconsistent tactics. Architecture provides you with the ability to give your security strategy a consistent backbone and apply your security protocols to all of your products and services simultaneously. In a world driven by cloud-based services provided by third parties, this is especially important.

Building a Comprehensive Security Management Architecture

Your security management architecture needs to be comprehensive, allowing you to exercise security controls over all of your networks, apps, and gateways—which in many cases, amounts to hundreds or even thousands of individual considerations.

Apps like Check Point’s Smart-1 Cloud attempt to make this simple, with features like:

  • Risk assessment. How secure is this new cloud app? How can you tell? Comprehensive security management architecture will help you assess the risk of each new network or app you add to your suite of cloud products and services.
  • Vulnerability identification. Your security management architecture should also be able to alert you to new vulnerabilities as they are identified. This gives you enough time to proactively respond to these vulnerabilities, correcting them before they result in any major harm.
  • Device controls. Your security team should be able to exercise device-level controls, managing which devices can access your data and how.
  • User controls. Security management architecture should also help you establish strict user controls and permissions across all of your apps. Segment data accessibility to minimize risk, and make sure only authorized users can access your most important data.
  • Connection security. Are you sure your connections are secure enough? Security management architecture can help you do it.
  • Ongoing monitoring and reporting. Your security management architecture should help you actively monitor things like traffic and user activity; along with this, you should have comprehensive reports to help you understand the ebb and flow of these patterns, identifying potential suspicious activity so you can act on it.
  • Regular updates. Technology needs are constantly evolving, so you need to evolve with them. Your security architecture should receive updates and new features regularly.
  • Expansion and flexibility. The right architecture is also flexible and adaptable, giving you the ability to expand seamlessly and introduce new elements as needed.

Are you interested in a comprehensive security management architecture for your business? Or are you interested in learning more about how Check Point can help? Contact us for a free demo of our security management architecture services!

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